Power of Purple 2022

5,361
Donors
134% of 4,000 Donor goal
$2,096,370
Donated
This campaign ended on February 26, 2022, but you can still make a gift to College of the Holy Cross by clicking here!

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Lisa Villa photoLisa Villa matched $22

Lauren Brown photoLauren Brown matched $100

Dara Ely photoDara Ely matched $150

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $150

Clare Dougherty D'Urso photoClare Dougherty matched $200

Tom Healey photoThomas Healey matched $200

An Anonymous DonorKate Sawicki matched $200

Julianne Trasatti photoJulianne Trasatti matched $200

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $250

Kathryn Tracy photoKathryn Tracy matched $250


Schone Malliet photoSchone Malliet matched $250

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $250

An Anonymous DonorSchone Malliet matched $250

Kathryn Tracy photoKathryn Tracy matched $7

Timothy Joel photoTimothy Joel matched $195

Kerry Dunne photoKerry Dunne matched $400

An Anonymous DonorAmanda Corbett Beaver and Kevin Polansky matched $500

An Anonymous DonorThomas and Eileen '81 McGinn P'22 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Mermel matched $500

Shelagh O'Brien photoShelagh O'Brien matched $600

Laura Cutone Godwin photoLaura Cutone Godwin matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorThomas R Beecher Jr matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorCourtney Joy Hingston matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorPaul Maloney & Lauren Maloney matched $1,000

Gene Fredey photoEugene Fredey & Maura matched $2,046


An Anonymous DonorFrancesco Daniele matched $2,500

Mike Shanahan '78 P'10 photoMike Shanahan matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorThe 1997 Reunion Gift Committee matched $2,500

Malcolm McCluskey photoMalcolm McCluskey matched $3,000

An Anonymous Donor1994 Milestone Challenge matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorKat Kennedy matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorBob McCooey '87 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorThe 1982 Reunion Gift Committee matched $40,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross matched $50,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross matched $50,000
Challenges
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AJ Wells photoAJ Wells gave $30

An Anonymous DonorSarah Phipps gave $50


Emma Liskov photoEmma Liskov gave $75

Clare Dougherty D'Urso photoClare Dougherty gave $100

An Anonymous DonorMarissa Beney and Brian Senier gave $200

An Anonymous DonorDeclan Cronin gave $200

Clare Dougherty D'Urso photoClare Dougherty gave $200 because 15 donors made a gift in 1 day


An Anonymous DonorDylan Oliveira gave $250

An Anonymous DonorThe 2017 Reunion Gift Committee gave $320

Karen Tsiantas photoKaren Tsiantas gave $500


An Anonymous DonorFred D'Agata gave $2,500

An Anonymous DonorMark Connolly gave $3,600

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $12,500

An Anonymous DonorAlums from the Great Class of 1994 gave $15,000

An Anonymous DonorMatt and Maureen Ragone gave $19,820

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $20,000

An Anonymous DonorSenior Parent Gift Committee gave $22,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorA group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000

An Anonymous DonorTrustees of the College of the Holy Cross gave $100,000
Incentives
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About


💜 The Power of Purple 💜

The Power of Purple is the power of our mission.

Because mission is at the heart of every Crusader.  

 Through dedicated service, meaningful mentorship, and lasting connections, 

we carry the legacy and hope of the Cross. 

 

We begin this day with tremendous support. A group of generous Trustees has offered a challenge: for every 1,000 donors, they will give $100,000 – up to $400,000!

Plus, for alumni in classes between 2012 and 2021, every dollar will be matched, up to $50,000. This is an opportunity for graduates of the last decade to double your impact!

 

We are ever faithful, ever hopeful – forward-thinking, forward-reaching. 

This is our tradition, our passion.

This is the Power of Purple.


  Your gift to the College supports our mission and propels us forward – to expand access to the tradition and benefits of a Jesuit, liberal arts education.


Help us continue living our mission boldly. Make your gift today and help unlock $450,000 in Trustee challenge and match dollars for our students. 🔐

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🔑 Support the College's Key Priorities:

  • Support it all! – Broadly providing hope, the Holy Cross Fund strategically assists the College’s, and our students’, greatest needs.
  • Financial Aid – Ensure that Holy Cross’s life-changing education is available and accessible to all admitted students.
  • Faith and Service – Nurture our commitment to holistic personal formation, in terms of mind, body, spirit and community.
  • Academic Excellence – Support our students’ outstanding record of academic achievement.
  • The Arts – Inspire creative work as well as the intellectual openness that the arts foster, which will enrich every aspect of the Holy Cross experience.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Broadly support inclusion and anti-racism as well as enhanced advocacy and racial justice initiatives at the College.
  • Cura Personalis (Health and Wellness) – Help ensure that everyone at Holy Cross feels healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Crusader Athletics Fund for Excellence – Provide our student-athletes with exceptional experiences fostering leadership and personal growth.

🎯 Support Our Students:

  • Bishop Healy Emergency Fund
  • Black Student Union Student Opportunity Fund
  • LASO 30th Anniversary Esther Levine Fund
  • LGBTQ+ Leadership Fund
  • O’Callahan Society
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Updates
THANK YOU for living our mission!

We are deeply grateful for your generosity and your passion for our Jesuit heritage.

Today, thousands in the Holy Cross community came together to support our mission. Over the coming days, we will be calculating and sharing our totals. 

Thank you all for sharing our mission, and for impacting our students – you are truly the Power of Purple!

211 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
5,000 donors sharing the Power of Purple! 🥳🙌

We’ve pushed all the way through our 4,000 donor challenge…past 5,000...

And we’re still going!

Thank you for your passionate commitment to our scholarship and service! 

YOU are the Power of Purple!

211 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
🙏🙏THANK YOU for helping us unlock $400,000 💜💜


Wow! We've reached our goal of 4,000 donors, but there's so much passion for our mission that we're going to keep going!  

Our generous group of Trustees will now contribute $100,000 more if we reach 5,000 donors. Let's keep the momentum going strong for our students!


212 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
The Power of Purple is Serving One Another 💜🙌

Already today, 3,000 donors have shared the Power of Purple!

Your participation matters – every gift helps unlock another $100,000 and enables us to impact more students’ lives.

Help us reach our goal of 4,000 donors! 

212 days ago by Bryan Heinitz
2,000 donors -- let's keep it up, Crusaders!

The Power of Purple is strong! 2,000 donors giving over $952,000!

We’re halfway to 4,000 donors - help us unlock an additional $200,000!

#GivePurple

212 days ago by Bryan Heinitz
We achieved our first milestone -- 1,000 donors!

We just reached our first milestone of 1,000 donors – That means we’ve unlocked $100,000 from our generous group of Trustees!

Next up, we have our eye on reaching 2,000 donors to unlock the next $100,000.

Make your gift now, help spread the word and live our mission! 

212 days ago by Bryan Heinitz

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
1993203$67,468
1994187$60,013
1992171$57,020
1976167$40,251
1982151$152,640
2003145$15,750
1997144$48,580
1987140$86,692
1978110$35,145
1999109$22,247
2012106$11,142
1989101$22,693
1977100$103,260
201997$5,275
198595$24,692
199594$23,783
201793$4,778
198391$34,034
199086$20,040
198483$32,775
200782$14,455
200477$12,395
201377$14,730
200275$21,325
198073$38,885
198868$20,006
199167$29,027
198167$11,935
202265$14,361
199665$29,271
196863$12,745
199861$26,541
197061$10,996
197558$13,705
198658$19,430
197457$29,862
200055$12,591
201853$2,465
200951$3,130
201451$3,865
201651$3,051
197350$35,100
201150$4,177
200550$10,040
197946$13,350
197246$17,975
196944$12,330
202044$1,775
202142$1,346
196742$8,515
200642$3,110
197142$10,471
201542$3,815
200142$11,651
196540$8,170
201040$3,275
196639$11,616
200834$1,865
196334$15,000
196223$18,230
196423$12,920
202521$3,655
195918$2,925
195617$5,556
195814$1,614
202412$935
196111$1,800
19609$3,525
19557$2,000
20237$215
19575$535
20264$180
19402$500
19502$75
19441$1,000
19451$50
19471$100
19521$20
19491$25
19511$100
19541$100
19531$25
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A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
matched a total of $50,000
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross photo
A group of Trustees of the College of the Holy Cross
matched a total of $50,000
The 1982 Reunion Gift Committee photo
The 1982 Reunion Gift Committee
matched a total of $40,000
Senior Parent Gift Committee photo
Senior Parent Gift Committee
Gave $22,000 during a Challenge!
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Anonymous
Gave $20,000 during a Challenge!